to God that you are a sinner in need of salvation from sin and all its consequences.
Ask Him for forgiveness. The person who genuinely confesses and seeks
forgiveness from sin will also repent (turn away from sin and towards God).
The Bible says, "There is none righteous, not even one" (Romans
3:10); "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
(Romans 3:23); "Repent therefore and return, that your sins
may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence
of the Lord" (Acts 3:19).
ACKNOWLEDGE what Christ did
on the cross as your only means of salvation. He died as a substitute
for the death you deserve because of your sins. God raised Jesus from
the dead to affirm that He had conquered death. The Bible says "But
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for Us" (Romans 5:8). "That if you
confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised
Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting
in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation"
(Romans 10:9-10); Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection
and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies" (John
RECEIVE God's gift of salvation
by placing your faith in Jesus Christ. This means you must trust Him alone
to save your soul and commit yourself to obeying Him as your Lord and Master.
As a result you will desire to do good works and to obey God's word in order
to bring Him glory. The Bible says, "But as many as received Him,
to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe
in His name" (John 1:12); "For by grace you have
been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that
we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:8-10); "That
at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and
on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Phillippians